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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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Had a blast crawled through a lot of tight spaces and up and over things we done the 3 hr waterfall... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Such an amazing adventure!

We went on the 2 hour tour and it was amazing. Our cave guide Michael was such a delight. He was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caitlin M
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just 1.3 miles off of I-24 at the Lookout Valley exit (#174), and is less than ten minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Visitors are presented with a cave in its natural state and our 45-minute (+/-) Crystal Palace Walking Tour allows them to view thousands of diverse formations - stalagtites, stalagmites, delicate soda straws, flowstone, rimstone pools, draperies, columns, natural bridges, and a rare shield formation. We also offer a variety of wild cave "spelunking" expeditions for those who want to view beyond the lighted pathways and explore deeper into the mountain. Our Waterfall Dome expedition permits visitors to view the areas tallest underground, natural (unassisted) flowing waterfall.
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319 W Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37419
+1 423-821-9403
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a blast crawled through a lot of tight spaces and up and over things we done the 3 hr waterfall expo it was very was pretty intense in spots. I highly recommend going to this place . Best tour I've ever been on .don't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the 2 hour tour and it was amazing. Our cave guide Michael was such a delight. He was very personable and down to earth, which made the whole thing just so much more extravagant. The cave was a real cave and preserved...More

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met our guide Devin as soon as we arrived for our Waterfall Dome tour. He made sure that we were properly equipped and educated prior to ever stepping foot in the cave. Once inside, we embarked on a 4 1/2 hour journey that tested...More

Thank Nathaniel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place you want to be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes. This is a big under grond caverns where you can explore and walk around. This was origionally opened in 1927 and is still a big business today. A great lesson in...More

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This adventure is not to be missed. We did the waterfall dome 3.5 hours. And although I did not realize what I was getting into, it was our favorite thing we did in Chattanooga! Matt was a wonderful guide, with not only a lot of...More

Thank Kayla H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself, and two friends of my took up the challenge of the waterfall dome expedition, it's a 3.5 guided tour where you'll take place in crawling and climbing throughout the cave. It was a really amazing experience. You don't want to do a tour like...More

1  Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rarely leave reviews, but I have to for Raccoon Mountain. We took the 3 hour Echo room tour. Justin was our tour guide, and he was incredible. My two boys and I lucked out with our early tour time, and we had Justin all...More

Thank riemerclan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is informative about the formation and how they came and about the place itself. They also got a rock climbing/crawling thing if you feel up to it

Thank Katlynn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cool place not too far outside of downtown. We went with the kids while camping at the Raccoon Mountain Campground. The young kids also did some panning to find gems, which was really cool for them.

Thank Tampatmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Lantern tour and it was a neat and 2 hr. caving tour. The caving tour was our favorite. The guide Justin was great with our daughter. She was scared and he communicated well with her and was supportive. He was also a...More

Thank L S
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Thomas C
9 May 2017|
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Response from abneyt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You don't have to do the exploration tours. There's a regular walking tour. We didn't get dirty at all.
April P
30 March 2017|
Response from EdithL80 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all! They do have regular walking tours. We did the wild caving tour which is why we got all dirty!